Reading improves brain function and has a direct correlation with higher IQs. Children who read well have a better chance of doing well in school, and are usually in the “gifted” classes. How do you get children to want to read? You do it by reading to them. Start reading to your children early and every day. Showing them how magical books can be, make them believe that inside every cover is a magical world that only they can touch. If your child enjoys a particular story, read it again. There’s no harm in reading the same story over, in fact, it reinforces the fact that reading ought to be a habit.
Read at the same time(s) every day. Right before bed is an excel-lent time because it kills two birds with one stone. It helps boost their visualization and imagination skills and makes them look forward to bed. What books are best to boost the IQ? The classics like Dr. Seuss help by using poetry. Rhymes stimulate brain activity and promote memorization, another habit to get into Another way to get children interested in reading is to allow them to pick out the books. All reading is reading, as they say. Just because 2 AMANDA WELLS you want them to read Shakespeare at eight doesn’t mean that it is any better for them than the latest Batman comic. The goal is not to force them, but to instill in them a love of reading and of books. Encourage them to read. Don’t turn them off by forcing them to do it, or forcing them to read something they don’t enjoy. You may prefer the adventures of Elizabeth Bennet to Bruce Wayne, but your child may not.